With a backpack and a camera, they went off to explore the world and develop new perspectives on a long-time adventure. We had the chance to follow their journey and have a chat about their motivations for quitting their 9 to 5 jobs and take off.
Check out their See Ya Never adventure here:
1. Tell us a bit about yourselves.
Ebba and I met in Amsterdam in 2014. I’m a filmmaker and she was a drama student so we hit it off immediately. We spent the next year working hard and saving our money so that we could have a bonafide long-term adventure. In December 2015 we hit the road with our backpacks and some cameras so we could spend some time out in the world, away from desks, meeting new people and seeing awesome stuff.
2. What made you say See Ya Never?
It’s really easy to get bogged down in a job or life that isn’t really you so the act of dropping all that and running off into the world can be the divider you’re looking for between your old life and a new one. That’s certainly what it was for us. We wanted to develop some new perspectives and add some moments to the experience bank - escaping the 9 to 5 and living from a backpack for a while is the perfect way to do that.
3. Where in the world are you now?
We’re in Nerja in Spain at the moment. We just spent the last couple of months interrailing but Spain has been a real treat, especially Barcelona! We’ve just been chilling here for a couple of weeks now though - it’s been a chance for us to relax and spend some time in each other’s company. Ebba is in love with the sun but I’ve always been a fan of snow so I think she’s enjoying seeing me slowly become a human lobster, it’s OK though - her time will come!
4. What's been your greatest moment since you said See Ya Never?
There have been so many great things that we wouldn’t know how to pick just one. Maybe one of the most satisfying aspects is the fact that we’ve started to appreciate small moments again. When you’re travelling it’s often the little acts of kindest or really human instances you spot out of the corner of your eye that stick with you. You learn very quickly that there are a huge amount of really wonderful and caring people in the world if you’re just willing to start a conversation.
5. What's next for you guys?
This has been a really inspiring period for me personally and it’s encouraged me to put more time into my filmmaking and pursue a couple of projects in the next year that I’m super excited about. I guess it was kind of an unexpected outcome but aren’t they always the best? As a couple we’re actually going to find somewhere to settle for a little while so we can figure out what the next part of our adventure will be and how we can keep saying See Ya Never to an ordinary life.
6. If you could say anything to those wanting to say See Ya Never - what would you say?
We’re here on earth for a very very short period of time. It’s your responsibility to ensure that when your time comes you don’t regret spending your life wishing you’d been brave enough to do that thing you always dreamed about. For me, See Ya Never doesn't just have to be about travel; it’s about having a certain perspective on the world and making sure that you’ll check out with a smile on your face.
If you want to read more about Ebba and Brett's adventure, you can follow their journey here:
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